- John Dramani Mahama and MP for Klottey Korle, Zanetor Rawlings have paid a visit to flood victims in and around Adabraka
- The NDC presidential candidate made some donation to the affected persons
Former president John Mahama has called on the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) to speed up relief efforts to help victims of the recent floods.
On Sunday, June 3 Mahama visited ‘Sahara Ghetto’ near Odawna in Accra to commiserate with some flood victims.
He urged NAMDO to speed up relief efforts in flood-hit areas in order to help bring a bit of comfort to the affected persons.
“No matter how little assistance the disaster management agency provides, it will go a long way to bring considerable amounts of reassurance and relaxation for the affected residents,” he said.
According to him, there is the need to “speed up the drainage efforts” as more rains have been predicted by the meteo authorities.
“We urge the authorities not to give up as they continue to unblock the drainage so that the water will flow when the rains come,” he added.
Last week’s heavy downpour led to the flooding to many communities in Accra and other parts of the capital.
Areas like Dansoman, Shiashie, Kaneshie, Adabraka, the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, Ring Road Central and Darkuman were all drowned in the floods following the heavy rains.
Meanwhile, in areas where the floods subsided, a sea of debris, plastics and rubbish could be seen scattered around.
Accompanied the Member of Parliament for Klortey Korley, Zanetor Rawlings, Mahama urged residents to desist from polluting the environment.
This, he said, would help avoid a possible cholera outbreak following the floods.
“One of the major after-effects of flooding is the possibility of the outbreak of cholera and we don’t want to see cholera in this place,” the NDC flagbearer said.
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